Oil City
Barrier Brewing Company

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From:
Barrier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 15.8%
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 05, 2017
Added:
Apr 22, 2011
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: None
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3.75 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Mar 05, 2017
 
4.08 by ClavisAurea from New York on Feb 25, 2017
 
3.4 by Karenremom from New York on Jan 19, 2017
 
3.25 by TangoJuliet from New York on Jan 03, 2017
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 20, 2016
 
3.4 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.47 by Vonhinx from New York on Mar 03, 2015
 
3.67 by Lucoli from New York on Feb 13, 2015
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2.06/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Argion from New York

Not a big fan of IPAs to start with but I was really not impressed. Very grassy smell and flavor that would not go away. Could not drink more than a few sips

Feb 08, 2015
 
3.98 by rgirl from New Jersey on Jan 14, 2015
 
4 by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York on Nov 24, 2014
 
3.5 by beefsquatch from New York on Jul 23, 2014
 
4 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 02, 2014
 
3.5 by WeisGuy from New York on Jun 06, 2014
 
3.5 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey on May 22, 2014
 
4.75 by monkeybeerbelly from New York on Mar 19, 2014
 
2.75 by Bieniek30 from New York on Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by plaid75 from New York

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a jet black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop and roasted malt.

The taste offered an initial punch of vibrant pine with a secondary roasted malt, with the accompanying elements of charcoal and black coffee.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very well made black ale.

Jan 16, 2014
 
3.75 by JKV96 from Massachusetts on Nov 17, 2013
 
3 by JoeMans from New York on Nov 17, 2013
 
3.75 by Dylanjf from New York on Oct 21, 2013
 
3.75 by BKBassist from New York on Oct 07, 2013
 
2.75 by BltByKrmn from New York on Sep 29, 2013
 
3.75 by nmann08 from Virginia on Sep 29, 2013
 
4 by 2Xmd from New York on Sep 27, 2013
 
4 by longisland1983 from New York on Sep 19, 2013
 
4.01 by abkayak from New York on Sep 09, 2013
 
4 by Bustersuess from New York on Aug 17, 2013
 
4 by banger7 from California on Aug 16, 2013
 
4.25 by jvillefan from California on Jul 29, 2013
 
3.25 by Takeanotherswing from New York on May 26, 2013
 
4 by Altoon88 from New York on May 25, 2013
 
4 by tobelerone from New Jersey on May 04, 2013
 
4.25 by gshackles from New York on Feb 23, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JStans12 from New York

Black with a creamy lingering head. Plenty of floral hops in the nose and on the tongue. Roastyness is there but subtle. Light and smooth with a bitter finish that combines hops and burnt malts. Easily the best Barrier beer I have tried. Possibly the best black ipa.

Feb 23, 2013
 
3.5 by sneaks2210 from New York on Feb 22, 2013
 
4.25 by marshmeli from New York on Jan 16, 2013
 
3.75 by cancino45 from California on Sep 04, 2012
 
3.5 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2012
 
4.5 by cestlavie from New York on Jul 07, 2012
Oil City from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 47 ratings